MONEY & MEDALS
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Contact details: Jo Wilson
Date of visit: 6 February 2019
Nature and extent of collection
23 pieces. Commemorative coins, half-pennies, commemorative medals, tokens.
All numbers below are estimated
British coins: 50p Commemorative coin – x4
British tokens: Johnson Halfpenny – x4; Johnson Token (others) – x7
Modern and paper money: Small, copper halfpennies and tokens (dating to around 1792)
Medals: Commemorative – x1 for pre-20th century, x5 for 20th century
Other: Plaster design model for Johnson 50p reverse
Specific strengths: Large collection of copper tokens.
Library: Our library collection features two academic articles on the Johnson halfpennies.
Database used: Mode,
Proportion of collection on database: 100%
How much detail in database entries? Most records contain minimal detail but some include detailed history or links to other objects.
Are images incorporated? Most (around 85%) numismatic object records have images.
Is the database accessible to the public? Yes.
Is the database publicly accessible online? N/A
Are there permanent numismatic displays? Yes.
Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? Yes.
Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions? Yes.
Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what? Yes, a very small numismatic display.
Access to the collection
Is there a study facility? Yes.
Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? Yes.
Public engagement with numismatic collection
Is there a handling collection? No.
Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? No.
Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? No.
Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections? No.
ID and public enquiries
Does the museum offer a service for identifying objects and other public enquiries? Yes.
Is there any numismatic expertise in-house? If so, who, and in what areas? No.
Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas? Yes, via the Money and Medals Network.
If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? N/A